The Stanford's men's golf team was in eighth place after Monday's opening round of the Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin. The Cardinal fired a 371, 16 over par and 26 strokes behind Southern California.
Patrick Rodgers led Stanford with a 1-under 70. Rodgers had two bogeys and two double-bogeys in his first seven holes and was 5-over early on. He responded with a run of six birdies and four pars in 10 holes to tie for ninth. Rodgers trails Patrick Cantlay of UCLA (8 under) by seven strokes.
Stanford's Andrew Yun tied for 25th after a 2-over 73. Yun shaved two strokes off his score with an eagle on the par-4 eighth hole. Yun is tied with five other players.
Stanford's David Chung tied for 31st after an opening-round 74 while teammate Cameron Wilson tied for 41st. He recorded four birdies and 14 pars. Shane Lebow is tied for 65th after a 79.
Steve Kearney and Andre DeDecker competed as individuals. They finished tied for 41st (75) and 62nd (78), respectively.
Stanford's highly anticipated matchup with the Oregon Ducks on Nov. 12 at Stanford Stadium will have a kickoff at 5 p.m.. The contest will be televised by ABC.
Stanford, 8-0 on the season and ranked fourth in this week's AP poll and in the BCS standings, will put its 16-game winning streak on the line this Saturday when it faces the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. with television coverage provided by ABC.
On the injury front, Stanford tight end Zach Ertz is expected to miss at least the next two games (at Oregon State and home against Oregon) after suffering a lower leg injury on the opening kickoff during last Saturday's game.
Stanford also announced that placekicker Jordan Williamson and offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, the latter of whom also was injured against USC, are day-to-day as far as availability.
The Stanford women continued their fall season at the Head of the American Regatta in Gold River over the weekend. The team's performance was highlighted by victories in the women's pair and collegiate novice eight events.
"The team has really made excellent progress in just over four weeks of training," said Stanford women's rowing head coach Yasemin Farooq. "I appreciate that our girls are always ready for anything, and the Head of the American is a day of racing in a variety of surprise lineups, with everyone racing multiple times. The day is designed to be mentally and physically challenging, and once again, the girls stepped up and produced legitimate results in every event.
"The NCAA's are a long ways away, and the talent in the Pac-12 is real. We're lucky to have such a strong conference and an opportunity for some fall sparring within it."
After a brief encounter with some trees shortly after the start, the Stanford B combo of Kristy Wentzel and Christina Bax charged through the field to claim victory in the 18-boat field by just over a second over California's B entry.